PUPILS of Arbroath Academy were among a group of young people from 12 schools across Fife and Tayside who ‘graduated’ last Friday after a week spent living as HE students on a ‘Lift off to Success’ (LO2S) project.
As part of the Scottish Funding Council’s national Schools for Higher Education Programme, LO2S was supported by a partnership of local colleges and universities.
The pupils – all of whom are just entering S4 - stayed in a student hall of residence for the week. They visited different universities and colleges each day, and tried their hands at a wide variety of different subjects. This year, these ranged from psychology at St Andrews University to animal care at Elmwood College.
The week culminated with a graduation event to which parents and VIP guests were invited to celebrate with the young people.